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Old 08-20-07, 10:14 PM   #1
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How far do you think I can turn up the volume on my stereo system before my neighbors start complaining about hearing Tchaikovsky's 1812 overture at 9:30pm?


On a more serious note, what are some of your favorite classical works which have some really dramatic element (like the cannons in the aforementioned composition) ?
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How far do you think I can turn up the volume on my stereo system before my neighbors start complaining about hearing Tchaikovsky's 1812 overture at 9:30pm?


On a more serious note, what are some of your favorite classical works which have some really dramatic element (like the cannons in the aforementioned composition) ?
The hell with the neighbours. Crank that thing!
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Carmina Burana--Carl Orff
Beethoven's 9th
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Symphony No. 9, in E Minor "From the New World"-- Antonín Dvořák
Der Ring des Nibelungen--Wagner (ok maybe not all 15 hours of it)
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Toccata & Fugue in G Minor ~ JS Bach
That's exactly what I was going to post!! I once got pulled over blasting that as loud as it would go on my car stereo - the cop gave me a funny look, told me to slow down and let me go. Whew!
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How far do you think I can turn up the volume on my stereo system before my neighbors start complaining about hearing Tchaikovsky's 1812 overture at 9:30pm?
Put it up to eleven.
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Old 08-21-07, 12:45 PM   #16
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4 Seasons - Vivaldi
Fete Polonaise - Chabrier
Gopak - Mussorgsky

Romance - Shastakovich (my fav violin)


Or my personal fav or Zombie, Disturbed, etc I pound out of the surround on my computer --- when I'm getting inspired to go out and ride.

bet the neighbors are glad to see the blue bike go down the street
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That's exactly what I was going to post!! I once got pulled over blasting that as loud as it would go on my car stereo - the cop gave me a funny look, told me to slow down and let me go. Whew!


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Just a few....

Organ
All Bach:
Fantasia and Fugue in g minor
Passacaglia and Fugue in c minor
Prelude and Fugue in a minor
Prelude and Fugue in b minor
Toccata and Fugue in f minor
and many more...

Litanies (Jehan Alain)
Prelude and Fugue in g minor, Op. 7, No. 3 (Marcel Dupre)
Piece Heroique and Chorale No. 3 in a minor (Cesar Franck)
Prelude and Fugue in c minor (Ralph Vaughn Williams)

(yeah, I'm an organist- no jokes, please- I've heard them all...)

Orchestral:
Symphonies No. 2, 6, and 9 (Mahler)
Symphony No. 3 ("Organ") (Saint-Saens)

Chamber:
Sonata in e minor for cello and piano, op. 38 (Brahms)

Choral:
Mass in b minor (Bach)
Sehet, welch eine Liebe hat uns der Vater erzeiget (Cantata 64, Bach)
Naenie (Brahms)
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Just a few....


(yeah, I'm an organist- no jokes, please- I've heard them all...)
hehe, I played Oboe in HS and after in a Classical windensemble.
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Holst's The Planets is also good, and I'm a fan of Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition crank em both!

and to place my bet, I'm going with 10:08pm (I think the cannons are around that time)
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Old 08-21-07, 01:01 PM   #21
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hehe, I played Oboe in HS and after in a Classical windensemble.
Ahh- good. Then you can relate! BTW, I also played flute (no kidding), so I'll just shut up now.
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Old 08-21-07, 01:04 PM   #22
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Ya know, Snicklefritz, if you really want to rile the neighbors, here are a couple of suggestions (jazz):

Elevation (Pharaoh Sanders)
Ascension (John Coltrane)
Atlantis (McCoy Tyner)
Anything, and I mean anything by Sun Ra

Oh yeah. That'll get 'em. BTW- these are great pieces of music.
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Seeing as there are a few in here who seem to like Bach and organ- try searching for "Virgil Fox" on youtube. There are a bunch of great videos of The Master playing in his inimitable style- they will definitely tickle your fancy. Check out especially the Middelschulte and Wanamaker clips. Enjoy!
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Old 08-22-07, 04:46 AM   #24
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Fox rox!!!
Ya got that right! Did you ever get a chance to see him? I remember going to Wanamaker's (when it was Wanamaker's) several times when I was in high school, standing on the spot where Taft dedicated the store, and looking up at the console, totally mesmerized. Fox wasn't so much my idol (Biggs was- OK, call me stuffy), but man, could he put on one hell of a show.
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